Guess what I did today? Well, it's no surprise if you've had a chance this holiday week to read my blog. Today was the day I made tamales!
I like to make the filling the day before so it's not too much work for one day, but even so, it took me about eight hours to wrap and steam the tamales. Still, I quite brilliantly realized I could clear off my sewing table and wrap tamales in the Sweat Shop while watching TV--mostly one of the History channels--so the time went quickly. And, of course, dinner was ready when Hubby came home from work--in fact, dinner was ready all night long if all anyone wanted was a tamale!
I managed to squeeze a little sewing into the day as well. I thought I probably ought to start getting some teaching samples ready for the Valentine heart quilt class, so I cut some strips and sewed and subcut strip sets. These aren't sewn into blocks yet, but I'm sure I'll get to that tomorrow. It's been about a year since I made the quilt I'll be teaching, so making some of these blocks is a nice refresher, and it should help me write up the pattern directions.
And tomorrow? Well, it's housecleaning day. After the mess I made in the kitchen today and the Christmas festivities, it really needs it! But at least I know that if I'm too tired to cook tomorrow night, I have a nice stockpile of tamales to pop in the microwave. I ended up with nearly 5 dozen! (And, if I'm a very good girl and get my cleaning done early in the day, I might reward myself with a visit to Bearpaws & Hollyhocks quilt shop in the afternoon! Woo-hoo! Sometimes a girl needs a little incentive!)
Time to go finish packaging up the tamales and sorting them into the freezer and refrigerator. Then it's off to bed with a good book and maybe a nice cup of hot chocolate. Goodnight my Blogland friends!
P.S.: Happy Birthday Boy Boss!